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 Turkey for Thanksgiving
 Author: Bunting, Eve

 Publisher:  Clarion (1991)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 31 p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 171741 ISBN: 9780899197937
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Thanksgiving Day -- Fiction
 Turkeys -- Fiction
 Moose -- Fiction

Price: $15.17

Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

 Illustrator: De Groat, Diane
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 6096
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 11880

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

   School Library Journal
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/1991 PreS-Gr 2-- A mild story with a flowing text and surprise ending. Mrs. Moose, who is preparing the holiday feast, complains that everyone else has a turkey for Thanksgiving, but she doesn't. Genially, Mr. Moose sets forth to find one. Along the way the other dinner guests--Rabbit, the Goats, Sheep, and Porcupine, all appropriately dressed in cold weather gear such as down jackets, boots, and earlapped caps--join in the search. The anxious turkey, too fat to run far, is soon captured and marched to the Moose house for the meal. Luckily for him, he turns out to be just another guest at the table laden with greens, bark, sprouts, and acorns. Humorous double-page spreads in cheerful watercolors show the plump, personable animals in an ice-crusted autumn woodland and a snug country cottage that suits the Mooses and the Goats, who are garbed like Eastern European peasants. --Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA - Copyright 1991 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/01/1991 Preparing the table for Thanksgiving dinner, Mrs. Moose confesses to Mr. Moose that everything would be quite perfect if only they had a turkey for dinner. To please the missus, Mr. Moose goes out hunting for one. Joined by other animal friends along the way, he finds a turkey down by the river. Despite signs noting Do not disturb (come back after Thanksgiving) and No turkey here, he escorts the hapless, unhappy bird back home. With a plot twist that only young children will find surprising, Mrs. Moose offers the turkey a chair and treats him as an honored guest at the strictly vegetarian feast. The story is slight and the humor belabored at times, but, bolstered by bright, cheerful watercolors, the tale serves as a seasonal change of pace for the young. (Reviewed Oct. 1, 1991) - Copyright 1991 Booklist.

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